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Art Activity | Make your own tic-tac-toe set!

Wed Aug 05, 2020

In 2017’s SEA CHANGE, we showcased artists that used recycling materials for their art. Chris Jordan and Aurora Robson both created works that utilized plastic materials that people can recycle or ended up in the ocean, to create great works. It is amazing to see what can happen when you put some imagination, recyclable materials, and a passion for cleaning the oceans.

Detail of Aurora Robson’s site-specific installation for SEA CHANGE, The Tide is High.


To make the game tic-tac-toe, you can use bottle tops for the moving pieces, and then using plastic bags or a flat surface for the game board. I used Snapple bottle tops and an old plastic laptop cover. Splitting the bottle tops in half, you can color each half in two different colors. Then using the top of the laptop cover, I drew the game board onto it. You can make the board three squares by three squares or even bigger if you wanted! Once when the squares are placed onto the board, you can add some decoration, making it as simple or embellished as you want.

We’d love to see what everyone is creating at home. If you did either of these projects, please share with us! Please let us know by email at Happy creating!

By Madelayne Abel, Halsey Institute intern

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GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Tuesday - Friday, 11am – 4pm
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